- The definition of well to do is someone who is wealthy or who is prosperous.
An example of well to do is how you would describe Bill Gates or anyone else with lots of money.
prosperous; well-off; wealthy
Prosperous; affluent; well-off.
noun(used with a pl. verb)
Affluent or wealthy people: Demonstrators protested that the tax bill favored the well-to-do.
Origin of well-to-doFrom the phrase well to do in the world : well2, prosperous, affluent + to, for + do1, doing.
- People who are comparatively well off.
- Some philosophers aver that the well-to-do should be taxed at a higher rate than poorer people.